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Oscars pushed to April 2021

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

The 93rd Oscars ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19.

The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021.  Coinciding with the...

Film Academy launches campaign to help Africa cope with Covid

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Professionals in the Creative Industry across the continent have united to launch the ‘Mask Up AFRICA’ campaign as Coronavirus cases continue to surge in Africa.

Led by the Africa Film Academy, who run the AMAAs and the...

Suspect In Nigerian-American Activist Toyin Salau’s Murder Was Bailed June 1 For Assault

The suspect in the Florida killings of a teenage Black Lives Matter campaigner and a woman she met at a recent rally was out on bail for a vicious assault on another woman days earlier, according to reports.

Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was busted Sunday in Orlando...

UK court jails Nigerian pastor who sexually assaulted children for 20 years

A Birmingham crown court in the United Kingdom on Friday sentenced Michael Oluronbi, a Nigerian pastor, to 34 years in prison.

Oluronbi was convicted of raping some children for a period of 20 years. He was said to have committed the act during religious...

Lincoln University loses two Nigerian Professors, Iz Osayimwese and Levi Nwachuku

Two retired professors of Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Iz Osayimwese of the university’s Business & Economics department and Levi Akalazu Nwachuku of the History department died after some illness on February 22 and 28 respectively.

Cynthia Erivo's facial expression brought intensity to "Harriet" says makeup artist Angie Wells

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

It tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes and has received several accolades including 10 NAACP Image Awards nominations. For award-winning makeup...

Humor and action brilliantly collide in ‘Bad Boys for Life’

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

25 years after “Bad Boys,” 17 years after “Bad Boys II,” Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back for one last ride in “Bad Boys for Life,” a movie which doesn’t disappoint. Though so many years have passed, Smith and Lawrence, who play...

Pan African Film Festival selects Trinidadian film for opening night

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Caribbean filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon’s internationally acclaimed feature film “Hero” will serve as  the opening film at the 28th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF).

Filmed in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK and...

Court orders final forfeiture of ‘N1.5bn hospital linked to Okorocha’s aide’

A federal high court sitting in Owerri, Imo state capital, has ordered final forfeiture of Dews of Hope Hospital, Owerri, a N1.5 billion state-of-the-art 200-bed hospital, allegedly linked to an aide of Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state and serving senator...

These FUTO students went to Croatia for table tennis — and landed in refugee camp

The organisers of an international student sports competition have called for two Nigerian table tennis players to be returned to their own country after Croatian police wrongly deported them to a Bosnian refugee camp.

Abia Uchenna Alexandro and Eboh Kenneth...